Arts & culture

This is a region at the heart of art!

This is a region at the heart of art!

Aberdeenshire continues to attract the world’s top artists, musicians, actors and comedians.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, built in 1593. The Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history.

AECC

AECC

AECC is evolving. In 2019, we welcome you to a brand new, state-of-the-art venue for Aberdeen. World class events and many more are coming to Aberdeen in 2018 and beyond. Follow us on social media for news and events.

Arts Centre and Theatre Aberdeen

Arts Centre and Theatre

Arts Centre and Theatre Aberdeen is a theatre located on King Street. The 350 seater auditorium regularly plays host to music and drama events and is the focus for much of Aberdeen’s amateur dramatic activities.

Beach Ballroom

Beach Ballroom

The elegant Beach Ballroom is a venue which has been creating memorable moments for thousands of Aberdonians its entire lifetime. There’s a stunning Art Deco Main Ballroom plus four other great rooms to pick from.

Belmont Filmhouse

Belmont Filmhouse

What is now Belmont Filmhouse was built in 1896 as a trades hall. It is now an independent cinema in the heart of the city; showcasing films from around the world, from quality crowd-pleasers to esoteric arthouse works.

Blairs Museum

Blairs Museum

Explore a stunning collection of fine and decorative art spanning more than 500 years with rare portraits of Mary Queen of Scots, Jacobite memorabilia, sacred silver and gold and beautiful embroidered church textiles.

Ceramika

Ceramika

Ceramika is an exciting paint-it-yourself ceramic studio that offers a range of activities. The venue also puts on a number of workshops, classes working with clay, jewellery classes, painting and drawing and glass painting.

Cowdray Hall

Cowdray Hall

The Hall is regularly hired by cultural organisations and features a busy programme of concerts and recitals. It hosts the popular Lunchbreak Concert series run in association with the University of Aberdeen.

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, the fairytale castle seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.

Duthie Park

Duthie Park

The park has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains and statues. Within the park is the Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970. These house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain.

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle

The charm of Fyvie ranges from its 13th-century origins to its stunning Edwardian interiors. The castle is home to a superb collection of arms, armour and paintings, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough.

Gallery at Fifty Five

Gallery at 55

Gallery at Fifty Five is a contemporary art gallery and picture framer in Aberdeen who have established a reputation for showcasing and supplying high quality original Scottish art as well as high quality frame-making service.

Haddo House

Haddo House

A magnificent example of an historic Scottish stately home. Originally Palladian in style, the house now has late Victorian interiors after a 19th-century refurbishment and is renowned for its stunning decorated ceilings.

His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre is one of only two so named in the world. It’s an opulent Frank Matcham designed theatre, with a breathtaking auditorium described by Billy Connolly as “like playing a gig inside a wedding cake!”

Holburn Gallery

Holborn Gallery

A unique and effective combination of gallery space and open framing workshop. It has been designed to make the process of browsing art or placing a framing order, an uncomplicated and pleasant experience.

Junction Arts

Junction Arts

Junction Arts is a firm favourite for those looking for unique original art and design. There’s a special emphasis on supporting local talent it has grown to support artists and designers from across the UK.

King’s Museum

King’s Museum

King’s Museum lies at the heart of the University’s Old Aberdeen campus. As well as being Scotland’s newest museum, it may also be the oldest as its origins lie in a museum collection established in King’s College in 1727.

Milton Art Gallery

Milton Art Gallery

Discover a constantly changing collection from established artists complemented by regular exhibitions here. A wide range of workshops are available in ceramics, photography, painting and Annie Sloan techniques.

Music Hall

Music Hall

Located in the heart of the city centre the Music Hall plays host to a wide variety of concerts, performances, shows and events. From classical concerts to contemporary comedy the Music Hall has something for you.

Newave Gallery

New Wave Gallery

Newave Gallery is an art gallery and studio which creates opportunities to promote talented emerging and established artists. The Gallery looks to seek out and develop new ways of introducing art to a wide audience of art lovers.

Nuart Aberdeen

Nuart Aberdeen

Nuart Aberdeen is fast becoming one of Aberdeen’s most anticipated festivals. Globally-renowned artists gather from all over the world to transform some of the city’s walls into works of art each spring.

Oil and Glass

Oil and Glass

The Oil and Glass studio specialises in Visual Arts and Kilnformed Glass, all of which is created in house by artist Shelagh Swanson in the basement glass art studio. The studio offers introduction to fused glass workshops.

Peacock Visual Arts

Peacock Visual Arts

The leading contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland, bringing artists and the public together through exhibitions‚ events‚ talks‚ residencies‚ film screenings‚ gigs and workshops.

Provost Skene’s House

Provost Skene's House

Provost Skene’s House now houses a series of period rooms, furnished to show how people lived in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. It is named after one of Aberdeen’s most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene.

St Andrew’s Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral

The remains of St Andrew’s Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. There are splendid views from the very top of St Rule’s Tower.

St Machar’s Cathedral

St Machar’s Cathedral

St Machar’s Cathedral is located to the north of Aberdeen city centre and dates back to 12th century with unique heraldic ceiling and fortified west front. This ancient site continues to be a living place of worship.

The Butterworth Gallery

Butterworth Gallery

The Butterworth Gallery, a 3 star family run visitor attraction situated in the heart of stunning Royal Deeside, showcases original fine art, giclees and prints by artists Howard Butterworth and daughter Mary Butterworth.

The Inverurie Panto

The Inverurie Panto

This semi-professional production places a large emphasis on production values ensuring the shows feature spectacular effects, state of the art lighting, custom design sets and fantastic mix of music, dance and local humour.

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree celebrates up and coming and experimental in music, theatre, dance, performance art, comedy, spoken word and creative learning. Offering an excellent chance for a night out you’ll be talking about for weeks.

The Lost Gallery

The Lost Gallery

The Lost Gallery is set deep in the beguiling tranquillity of Glen Nochty, a delightful drive through the woodland that surrounds Upper Donside. The gallery housed in a 19th century farmhouse that crouches low on Moss Hill.

The Rendezvous Gallery

The Rendezvous Gallery

Having been in its present location on Forest Avenue for 40 years, the Rendezvous Gallery has established itself as a highly experienced and knowledgeable source for Scottish Art from 1880 to the present including contemporary artists.

The Tivoli

The Tivoli

The Tivoli is a Grade I listed theatre in Aberdeen, with regeneration currently underway to transform it into a vibrant addition to the city’s arts scene. As a theatre, the Tivoli hosted some of the country’s best-known performers.

True North

True North

True North is Aberdeen’s festival of music and song, celebrating the North East’s singer songwriter tradition and providing a platform for the very best music and song, from ballads to contemporary classics.

Woodend Barn

Woodend Barn

Based just 30 minutes from Aberdeen, Woodend Barn provides an ambitious and inclusive cultural programme encompassing music, theatre, film, dance, comedy, talks, visual art, workshops and environmental projects.